Pres. Obama’s Gallup Poll Numbers Fall Again
Matt | On 15, Aug 2011
President Obama may have turned 50 years old with celebrity fanfare this month, but his poll numbers have shown less excitement toward his presidency.
The latest Gallup poll figures on Sunday, August 14 show a 39% approval rating for the Commander-In-Chief. This is a new low for his 2 1/2-year presidency. The Gallup poll is taken everyday and this one covers August 11-13.
The main cause, I believe, for the drop is the drag of the debt ceiling debate on the nation, the wild stock market of last week, and the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s over one week ago.
Poll numbers fluctuate with political events, the mood of the country, and even gas prices. It’s not an immediate cause for concern. However, it is interesting to note that his ratings have dropped notably since the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1.
I would suggest President Obama showing the American people some strong leadership in the next few weeks. He is taking a fresh beating from all this Congressional inaction.